chickens lossen there feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by daveyblevins, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. daveyblevins

    daveyblevins Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of my hens have almost no feathers on there back and neck what is causing it and how can i help my hens out?
     
  2. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't panic, they will grow back. Answer these questions:
    1. Are your hens molting?
    2. Do you have a rooster?
     
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  3. daveyblevins

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    i dont think they are molting and yes i do have a rooster and all his feathers are gone from his neck
     
  4. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm... I've seen some of my hens mount each other even though I have 10 roosters... and one time I saw a hen mount a roo. They most likely are molting, you probably just don't realize it. Maybe you suffered some part of a predator attack?, like a rat who's picking at the feathers? I've seen that. Look over a hen or rooster with the most severe feather loss, do you see any wounds? Can you post some pics of the chickens?
     
  5. daveyblevins

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    no i havnt seen any wonds and one hen has no feathers on her back or neck and its just skin and no blood or nothen and yea i can try to post some on here tomarrow.
     
  6. daveyblevins

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    i put some pics on my profile
     
  7. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at them, but could you please get some better pics, like in the daytime outside in the sun? ;)
     
  8. daveyblevins

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    yea i will get some more put on here i was tryen to get some good ones but it didnt work and i was in a hurry but yea i will get some better one on here when the weather is nice.
     

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